Careers and Higher Education
In conjunction with tutors, the staff of the Careers Department prepare Oakhamians for life after school by running courses for specific year groups, organising suitable events and encouraging in our pupils independence of thought and action. Although the majority of pupils from the school apply to a university, no young person should feel they are on a ‘conveyor belt’, and the processes of discernment and decision-making are nurtured in many different contexts of school life. Relevant information concerning careers provision can be found in these pages, as well as the parent portal. The school is a member of the Independent Schools Careers Organisation (ISCO).
The Department is located on the ground floor of the main Smallbone Library which also houses an extensive Careers section; this may be consulted most easily on Saturday afternoons during term time, or at other times when not being used for lessons. Those who wish to make use of the careers resources in the library, or are uncertain who to contact, should contact the Administrator in the first instance.
Yale Fellowship 2013-14
Next year’s Yale Fellow will be Miss Michelle Taylor, an English major. Among other academic duties, the Yale Fellow will be working in the Careers Department providing instruction for the SAT examination and assistance with next year’s applications to North American universities. Miss Taylor will be a resident tutor in Buchanans house.
|Previous American Fellows at Oakham School
You can read more on the Annual Careers and Higher Education Lecture page.
|Dr Andrew Nicoll
||Head of Careers and Higher Education
Medical Applications Specialist; European Universities Advisor
|Mr Roger Williams
||Head of Upper School and i/c UCAS
|Ms Rebecca Myatt
||Work Experience Officer
|Mr John Watson
||Gap Year Specialists
|Mrs Christine Neale